The Applications of Ion Transport Group

The Applications of Ion Transport Group headed by Professor Ian Metcalfe is based in the School of Engineering (within the Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials discipline) at Newcastle University.

The Applications of Ion Transport Group focuses on the exploitation of ion transport in membrane design (e.g. for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and hydrogen production) and materials research for novel chemical looping processes (or dynamic redox processes) as well as some catalytic work with the interfaces found in these application areas. The group has received generous funding from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) and European Research Council (ERC) with further collaboration and support from UK and European institutions and industrial partners.

Our postdoctoral research associates and PhD students undertake research projects on topics which include high temperature membrane reactors, chemical looping for H2 production, heterogeneous catalysis and solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs).


If you wish to know more about the specific interests of the group, click here. If you’d like to join our group click here to see our current vacancies.

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